Director of Player Personnel


Brandon Lawson joined the UCF staff as Director of Player Personnel for Football in December of 2017.

He came to Orlando after two seasons as Director of Recruiting at Eastern Kentucky. In two seasons with the Colonels, he helped EKU pull in the No. 14-rated class in NCAA FCS in 2016 and a 2017 class that included 20 players with all-state honors.

Before going to EKU, Lawson was Director of Player Personnel at Middle Tennessee State in 2014 and 2015. With the Blue Raiders, he was responsible for a comprehensive recruiting and evaluation strategy, while also planning and executing all prospect visits to campus. He spent four years as the Football Personnel Administrator at Tennessee as well. With the Volunteers, he was charged with creating prospect databases, managing assistant coaches' recruiting operations and planning and executing visit events on campus.

Prior to his time at UT, Lawson served in the United States Marine Corps from 2004-10. From 2007-09, he was the Marine One Crew Chief during President George W. Bush's presidency. Marine One is the call sign of any Marine Corps aircraft carrying the President of the United States. Lawson was tasked with ensuring the mechanical integrity of the VH-60N Marine One helicopter and all in-flight operations. He also supervised the training of potential Marine One crew chiefs.

Lawson earned a bachelor's degree in logistics from Tennessee in 2013.
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